• Lithuania's Peasant and Green's Union (LPGU) party leader Salius Skvernelis, right, and Lithuania's Peasant and Green's Union (LPGU) party Chairman Ramunas Karbauskis celebrats after winning the Lithuania's parliament election, in Vilnius , Lithuania in Vilnius, Lithuania, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

    Agrarian newcomers claim victory in Lithuanian election

    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania’s political newcomers, representing an agrarian union, claimed victory after Sunday’s runoff in parliamentary elections as voters turned their backs on the ruling Social Democrats, blamed for being unable to revive a sluggish economy and held responsible for a sharp rise in prices following the adoption of the euro.